I like Vax. Their products aren’t wildly expensive – a snip, compared to the spendy Dyson range – but their vacuum cleaners and hoovers upright models are very sturdy. Our vac is a Vax, kindly donated by Frugal Grandma’s next door neighbour, Dorothy. I suspect that it is decades old: it is one of those round orange beasts with the 1980s vibe. It weighs a ton and heaving it up and down the stairs is a pain, but it runs and runs and runs. I suspect that these old Vax cleaners are like cockroaches: the Apocalypse will come and go and they will still be hanging around, roaring away and doing their thing.
For this reason, the latest Argos offer caught my eye. (These days the Argos press bods send me a weekly e-mail with details of that week’s discounts, which is quite handy.) It goes by the title of Vax Power 2 Anniversary Edition Bagless Upright Cleaner.
It is also going for a bargain price: £49.99, reduced from £159.99.